Dario Piselli and Harro van Asselt lay the foundations for examining the relationship between international law and the planetary boundaries. Biophysical interactions in Earth systems raise important questions for the international legal regimes: what effect do governance interactions have on the complex feedbacks and loops that occur between planetary boundaries? And what tools does international law offer to manage these interacting regimes? The chapter draws on two case studies of coupled planetary boundaries – related to interactions between climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion on the one hand, and freshwater use and biogeochemical flows on the other.
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Piselli, Dario, and Harro van Asselt. 2021. Planetary Boundaries and Regime Interaction in International Law. In Research Handbook on Law, Governance and Planetary Boundaries, edited by Louis Kotzé and Duncan French. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.